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The Birchbark House

The Birchbark House

1999 Story Books
Ages: 8 - 12 yrs.
Author: Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-7868-0300-2
Review:
In 1847, Omaykayas lives on an island in Lake Superior. In the summer, her family moves to a house built of birchbark. With a mystical belief system, Omaykayas draws readers totally into the life of a Ojibwa girl--including tragedies wrought and brought by the encroaching white people.
Kemie Nix   ©1999 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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